Water-based stained-glass cement: clean and quick
Water-based stained-glass cement has 2 advantages: it dries more quickly and it leaves your working space clean. It puts an end to a studio covered in sawdust! All you need is a spray bottle with water and a cloth to remove remains of cement ! .........
water-based stained-glass cement (putty) based on linseed oil
We all have our own ways how to finish stained glass panels, but none of us like the cleaning part. A dirty studio is usually a result of the traditional stained-glass cement (putty) that must be removed with sawdust. The cleaning time does not have a positive effect on both your profit and your mood. Our more modern water-based stained-glass cement (putty) takes away this nasty part by eliminating the sawdust as a cleaning method. We here describe you the simple but well proven way of working with water-bases stained-glass cement (putty):
1. Gently stir the stained-glass cement before use.
2. Spray a minimum amount of water on the stained-glass panel water. Experience will soon tell you what the most desired quantity is, do not use too much!
Never dilute the can with stained-glass cement with water. And absolutely not with linseed oil.
Now brush the cement on the stained-glass panel. Should you feel the cement is somewhat hard to brush, spay some extra water on the panel. The temperature and humidity in your studio can influence the required amount of water. (I.e. in wintertime the humidity can be lower than in summertime). The spraying of water is very important. It prevents the stained-glass cement from sticking of the glass and therefore making the job a lot easier and the use of cement more economical. Once the moisture is dampened, the stained-glass cement will fix itself to the glass.
3. Closing the lead came.
4. Now you can remove the remaining cement from the glass-stained panel with an absorbing cloth. Again, spraying some water on the panels makes the job easier! You can use clothes until they are fully saturated with cement, but for cleaning the final remains of the cement in the corners, you best use a clean cloth. Spraying water while cleaning is recommended, since the water will evaporate quickly, especially in comfortable, heated studio.
Some types of sheet glass like float-glass and some Spectrum glass types, have a tendency to leave a sort of hazy surface after contact with stained-glass cement, that looks irremovable. In such a case, just leave the stained-glass panel to dry for a while. Once dried, it can easily be cleaned with anew cloth, The drying time depends on the humidity of the studio and again; this haze only occurs with a few glass types.
5. Possible last remains of cement on the glass-stained panel can be removed with a good brush, preferably with synthetic hairs.
6. Optional you can do a final cleaning with a special glass cleaner.
7. After 2 to3 days you can deliver / mount the stained-glass panel.
(Water-bases stained-glass cement dries faster in a heated room. The heating of your studio in wintertime will fasten the evaporation of the water)
Rumours about the stained-glass cement flushing out of the lead came after 2/3 days of drying, are absolute nonsense, this is impossible! The stained-glass cement contains a substance that creates a final, closing film after drying. There is only one case known, where
When stained-glass panels are placed too soon – before the stained-glass cement has dried – problems may be expected to occur. Please allow the substance to dry completely.
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